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Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE)
Meredith Ellinger, AIA (co-chair)
Jenine Kotob, AIA (co-chair)

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.

The CAE is a forum for architects, educators, and civic leaders that promotes the exchange of ideas, best practices, and resources around learning environment design. Through this platform, we hope to enhance knowledge around architecture, pedagogy, culture, wellbeing, and safety in our schools. Additionally, the new committee will strive to cultivate greater connections between school design and local neighborhoods across Northern Virginia and beyond.

The CAE will plan events, hold monthly meetings, create a connection with the national CAE and other local CAE committees, promotes relationship building between designers, local school districts, and government officials on pressing school issues, and encourage and celebrate design excellence.

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Our CAE committee chairs are Meredith Ellinger, AIA and Jenine Kotob, Associate AIA. If you are interested in learning more and/or joining this new committee, please contact our CAE Committee Chairs at